First official image of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in what looks like a rain soaked Gotham, via USA Today

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In an exclusive interview with USA Today, director Zack Snyder chatted about his ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up, saying that Cavill is definitely more comfortable in the role the second time around.

“We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit,” he says. “The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me.”

In regards to Ben Affleck’s incarnation of Batman, Snyder revealed that he was in “no rush to put Batman in the movie, but on the other hand it seemed organic the way our story was unfolding to start to feather him in,” adding that this Dark Knight will be “a crusty old Batman beating the snot out of guys.”

You can read the full interview here.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from ‘Man of Steel,’ Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy and Tao Okamoto.

Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.